My Brother’s Keeper Sacramento Collaborative

The My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Sacramento Collaborative is committed to improving the educational, health, social and economic outcomes for local boys and men of color.

The initiative began in response to President Obama’s signing the My Brother’s Keeper Memorandum in February 2014, calling for national attention focused on addressing persistent opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color.

MBK Sacramento is bringing systems leaders, advocates, community partners, youth-serving organizations and young people together to address health, education, employment and justice system disparities for young men of color through policy advocacy, systems change and support for effective programs.

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In 2018, The Center at Sierra Health Foundation was selected as a recipient of an Obama Foundation MBK Community Challenge Impact grant to support the MBK Sacramento Collaborative in expanding mentoring and violence intervention efforts.

The MBK Sacramento Collaborative is funded by Sierra Health Foundation and is managed by The Center.

Latest News

My Brother’s Keeper Sacramento Youth Fellows celebrate Rites of Passage

Congratulations to the 15 Youth Fellows who graduated from the MBK Youth Fellowship Class of 2022 on July 27! The 15-week program was an opportunity for young men of color ages 16 to 24 who desire to lead community change, build brotherhood and take their leadership skills to the next level. Youth Fellows also addressed health, education, employment and justice inequities through their projects. We will post a graduation highlight video and more on the Youth Fellows page soon. Read an article in The Sacramento Bee and watch the ABC10 story on YouTube.

Kings and Queens Rise Co-Ed Youth Sports and Mentoring League launches fifth season

Kings and Queens Rise provides young people opportunities to engage in intercommunity activities, which help prevent and interrupt violence. The program offers a caring and safe environment where mentors teach community building and sportsmanship. Part of the Sacramento Kings Jr. Kings program, the eight-week basketball season runs until August 13. Eight teams of youth from 4th through 10th grade will participate and the season will culminate with a tournament hosted by the Kings. Learn more on the Sacramento Kings website.

Join the MBK Sacramento Collaborative!

This updated MBK Sacramento overview packet is designed for community members and leaders who are interested in joining the Collaborative. 

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1300 Campaign launches

The 1300 Campaign is an initiative led by Improve Your Tomorrow and My Brother’s Keeper Sacramento and funded by The Center at Sierra Health Foundation and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. This regional policy campaign is working to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline, with the goal of sending an additional 1,300 young men of color to Sacramento State and UC Davis by 2025. Learn more on the 1300 Campaign web site.

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The Collaborative

Aligned with a collective impact model, the MBK Sacramento Collaborative is designed to support effective and coordinated action across multiple organizations through six elements of engagement.

Obama Foundation

The Center at Sierra Health Foundation was selected as one of 10 recipients of an Obama Foundation MBK Community Challenge Impact grant to improve life outcomes for boys and young men of color.

Youth Fellowship

The Youth Fellowship establishes a brotherhood among young men of color ages 16 to 20 from across Sacramento who have an interest to engage in advocacy on behalf of other young men of color.


Visit the MBK Sacramento publications library for in-depth information and reports about the collaborative, resources and Youth Fellowship policy briefs.

Mentoring Program

MBK Sacramento is building on the strength of a community that is united around a common and critical goal: healthy development and successful futures for Sacramento’s young men of color.

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